Oscar Ballots Mailed Out Today: 7 Under-the-Radar Performances That Deserve Nominations (PHOTOS)

| December 17, 2012 - 3:59 pm

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Oscar ballots were mailed out to voters on Monday, which means that members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be scrambling over the next couple of weeks to catch up on every movie they might have missed this year.

Already, many of the top categories have been decided. (Yes, Anne Hathaway, you can start picking out your Oscar dress.)

But with the element of surprise always in play, Celebuzz thought today would be a good chance to plug some our favorite performances from 2012 — ones that may not otherwise catch Oscar’s attention.

Among our favorites: Matthew McConaughey in Magic Mike, which captivated audiences yet couldn’t even manage to get a Golden Globe nomination, and Judi Dench in Skyfall, which, c’mon, was totally the best performance in that movie. (Sorry, Javier Bardem.)

Check out these and other under-the-radar performances that deserve Oscar nominations in the gallery, above.

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